What were some jobs during the medieval era?

Roughly around the 11-14th centuries, what were some jobs people had? Did women have jobs? What were some unique or unusual jobs? This is for a novel I'm writing. Thank you.

Asked By: Closed Account - 5/1/2010
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Most people in medieval times lived in the country, and the commonest occupation was that of peasant farmer. A farmer would be more or less self-sufficient, growing his own food and selling the surplus. He would think of farming more as a way of life than as a job... More
Answered By: Louise C - 5/2/2010
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Farming, prostitution, builder/architecht, monk/nun, trader, sailor, man-at-arms, weaver, selling medicines/lotions/potions, miners, shepherds, cleaners, blacksmiths, carpentars, jewellers, entertainers, thieves/brigands, brick-makers, musicians/entertainers, if you could read/write you could get paid well for your... More
Answered By: woody - 5/1/2010
The last names of people are a direct link to those jobs... More
Answered By: lowball - 5/1/2010
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